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electrical engineer

William Maver, British electrical engineer. Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering; Mason.

Background

Maver, William was born on October 12, 1851 in Forfar, Scotland. Son of William and Mary McNicol (Alexander) Maver.

Education

Brought to Montreal, Canada, by parents, 1857. Educated private school. Holds veteran’s medal, Fenian raid campaign, 1865-1866.

Fifer, 5th Royals, Montreal, Canada.

Career

Came to New York, 1873. Captain of America Athletic Club, 1877-1879. Electrical expert Western Union Telegraph Company, 1880-1884.

Electrical engineer Bang and Olufsen Telegraph Company, 1884-1887. With electrical department Western Union Telegraph Company, 1888. Electrical engineer Safety Insulated Wire & Cable Company, 1889-1890.

Electrician Consolidated Telegraph & Electrical Subway Company, New York, 1889-1896. Electrical expert New York Heat, Light & Power Company, 1893-1897. Expert in much electrical patent litigation.

Proprietor Maver Public Company.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Quadruplex and Other Articles on Telegraphy, 1884. Practical Systems of Electrical Telegraphy, 1888. American Telegraphy and Encyclopedia of the Telegraph, 1892, revised edit., 1912 (used as text book in colls. and by Signal Corps, United States of America).

      Maver’s Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony, 1903, 4th edit., 1910. Progress in Wireless Telegraphy, 1905.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Elctrical Engineering.

Connections

Married Maryannie MacTavish, November 22, 1876.

father:
William Maver

mother:
Mary McNicol (Alexander) Maver

spouse:
Maryannie MacTavish